Thursday's television schedule is chock full of sports, thanks to the return of baseball. Opening day is here, and provides a great backdrop for the day, which will end with a battle of playoff seeding at Staples Center between the Lakers and Mavericks. Here is a look at today's full television schedule (with all times PDT):â†µ
1 p.m. -- Angels at Royals (Fox Sports West): Jered Weaver gets the 2011 Angels' season off and running against Kansas Cityâ†µ
5 p.m. -- Dodgers at Giants (ESPN): The Dodgers open their season at home, with Clayton Kershaw facing Tim Lincecum.â†µ
5 p.m. -- Celtics at Spurs (TNT): With the Lakers only 3.5 games back of the Spurs, why not watch to see if the Lakers can make up some more ground for the No. 1 seed.â†µ
7 p.m. -- Kings at Canucks (Fox Sports West): The Kings look to improve their playoff positioning in Vancouver.â†µ
7:30 p.m. -- Mavericks at Lakers (TNT): The Lakers are up one in the loss column on Dallas, and look to secure the inside track to the No. 2 seed, at least, in the playoffs.